The latest Orbital newsletter
Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence
Congratulations to the two members of the Chemistry department who were winners of WATE awards. From the staff, Russ Kitson; and from the PhD student body, Nat Das Neves Rodrigues (From Vas Stavros' group). Read the interview with Russ Kitson here.
These awards were established to recognise the commitment, dedication and innovation of our academic staff - and also our more junior colleagues from the PhD student body - in supporting learning and teaching in the department.
Congratulations to you both!
Pint of Science write-up and Tweet-based storyline
In case anyone missed it here is a link to a write-up by volunteers at Coventry’s first three-day Pint of Science event that featured leading lights from Chemistry, associated groups and alumni including
And an assembly of Tweets from the events in Wakelet.
Congratulations to Dr Paolo Coppo and Dr Russ Kitson on their recent Grant award for Education
Dr Russ Kitson and Dr Paolo Coppo have been awarded £ 20 K of research funding, in a collaboration with Prof. Tina Overton from Monash University, as part of the Alliance Education Fund. The project aims to enhance transferrable skills in the Higher Education curriculum.
University Awards 2018
Congratulations to our Departmental Winners at the University Awards 2018.
Public Engagement Winner Nick Barker and Research Contribution Winners: Interface Polymers Team (Chemistry and Warwick Ventures)
Congratulations also to all who were nominated from Chemistry
A full list of winners, highly commended and Nominees can be found at University Awards 2018
Sam Lawton - prize winner of the 2018 Young Persons' Lecture Competition
Congratulations to Sam Lawton who has just won this year's Young Persons' Lecture Competition.
Sponsored by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, with support from The Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers, the Young Persons' Lecture Competition invites students and professionals up to the age of 28 to deliver a short lecture on a materials, minerals, mining, packaging, clay technology and wood science related subject.
There were three rounds to the competition: the regional heats, regional finals, and the national finals which took place on 25 April, and Sam wins a prize of £750 and a trip to South Africa to compete in the world finals.
Sam is a final year PhD student under the supervision of Prof Dave Haddleton, and is currently working on developing new materials for the next generation of solar cells.